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Homer Yasui Interview I

Date: October 20, 2003
Location: Portland, Oregon
Videographer: Tim Rooney
Densho ID: ddr-one-7-26
02:34:09
26 segments
Nisei male. Born December 28, 1924, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where father and uncles ran a store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, attended college in Denver and Philadelphia. Eventually became a physician and returned to Oregon.
This interview is part of the Oregon Nikkei Endowment Collection. Visit Densho for more information.

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Homer Yasui Interview I
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Family background: description of father Segment 1 of 26 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Mother's family background Segment 2 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Family history: description of father's brothers Segment 3 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Memories of the Yasui Brothers store Segment 4 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon The importance of churches in the prewar Japanese American communities Segment 5 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Attending school with few other Japanese Americans Segment 6 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Growing up in Hood River, Oregon Segment 7 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Prewar recreational activities Segment 8 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "My heart sank down to my toes" Segment 9 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Father's arrest by the FBI Segment 10 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon First impressions of the Pinedale Assembly Center Segment 11 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Thoughts on Franklin Roosevelt Segment 12 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Family split up by the time of camp Segment 13 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Attending school in Denver and Philadelphia after the war Segment 14 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Race relations in the Midwest and East during the war Segment 15 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Becoming involved with the Japanese American Citizens League Segment 16 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Participating in the redress movement Segment 17 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Raising a family Segment 18 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon The Japanese American tradition of mushroom hunting Segment 19 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon A history of anti-Japanese sentiment in Hood River Segment 20 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Description of the Hood River honor roll board controversy Segment 21 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Serving in the navy in Japan Segment 22 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Brother Min Yasui's wartime case Segment 23 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon A documentary and book about family Segment 24 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Brother Min Yasui's letters from his time in jail Segment 25 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Growing up influenced by both Japanese and American cultures Segment 26 of 26 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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